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Ron Hira

Dr. Ron Hira, Ph.D., P.E., is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. Ron is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Howard, Ron was an assistant and then associate professor and acting chair in the Department of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology. He specializes in policy issues on technological innovation, offshoring, high-skill immigration, and the American engineering workforce.

Hira has written widely on offshoring, high-skilled immigration, innovation, and the decline of the middle class. Hira is co-author of the book, Outsourcing America (AMACOM 2005; 2nd edition 2008), which was a finalist for best business book in the PMA's Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Boston Globe called Outsourcing America an "honest, disturbing look at outsourcing." The Washington Post described the book as a "thorough and easy to grasp primer on the wrenching outsourcing debate."

In 2012, along with Prof. John Ettlie, Hira organized a National Science Foundation workshop on the Globalization of Engineering Research & Development. The result of the workshop is being turned into a book.

Previously, Ron worked as a control systems engineer and program manager with Sensytech, NIST, and George Mason University (GMU). He has been a consultant to numerous public and private organizations.

Ron completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University's Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University (GMU), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering also from GMU, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a licensed professional engineer, a senior member of IEEE, and served as Vice President for Career Activities of IEEE-USA, the largest engineering professional society in America.

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Ron Johnston

Executive Director, Australian Centre for Innovation, University of Sydney

Professor Ron Johnston is Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Innovation (ACIIC) and a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at the University of Sydney.

Educated initially as a scientist in Australia, the UK and the US, he has devoted most of his career to develop a better understanding and application of the ways that science and technology contribute to economic and social development, of the possibilities for managing research and technology more effectively, and of insights into the processes and culture of innovation.

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Ronald Cohen

Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
I am the former Director of the Cognitive and Aging Memory Center at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, where I am currently a professor. My research focuses on the neuropsychology of attention and memory, and how they are affected by various factors such as reward, timing, aging, and brain disorders. I use a combination of behavioral, neuroimaging, and biomarker methods to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying these cognitive functions, and to identify potential interventions for improving them.

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Ronald Niezen

Professor of Practice, Departments of Sociology and of Political Science / International Relations, University of San Diego
I am a Professor of Practice in Sociology and Political Science / International Relations at the University of San Diego. An anthropologist by training and profession, I've done fieldwork in many countries, including Mali, Namibia, and northern Canada. I'm an expert on indigenous rights movements in Canada, Europe, and Africa. I have published ten nonfiction books that investigate such issues as digital security, surveillance, and human rights. Most recently I've written a novel about war crimes investigation, The Memory Seeker, released in February, 2023. Much of my current research uses open source investigation techniques, for which I received training in the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, the NGO Bellingcat, and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations in The Hague.

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Ronald E. Hall

Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University
My research interests include mental health, intraracial racism, Bleaching Syndrome, black/white conflict, organizational issues and race relations. My social work research interests extend to four areas: special populations, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services and research methods.

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Ronen Palen

Professor's Palan's work lies at the intersection between international relations, political economy, political theory, sociology and human geography. He wrote a number of books and numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries on the subject of Offshore and Tax havens, state theory and international political economic theory. His work has been translated to Chinese, simple and complex characters, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Azeri and Czech.

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Ronita Bardhan

Associate Professor of Sustainability in the Built Environment, University of Cambridge
Dr Ronita Bardhan is an architectural engineer and urban studies educator, with a PhD in urban engineering. She believes that data-driven intelligence of built environments can effectively address sustainability goals and policies. Her research is in the niche sector of the sustainable built environment to inform health and energy decisions in the changing climate and low-income communities. Bardhan uses data-driven methods that couples architectural engineering, AI and machine learning with social sciences to provided built environment solutions for health in resources constraint societies. Her tractable research informs demand-side design solutions using digital tools which positively affects well-being, energy security, and gender equality while entailing fewer environmental risks. Bardhan works in Slum Rehabilitation (social) housing (in India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, South Africa and Brazil). Her impactful work has received traction from policymakers and has received wide coverage in the news media. Ronita is part of AI for Environmental Risk, Cambridge Public Health, Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge Zero , Cambridge Global Challenges and Sustainability Leadership for Built Environment (IDBE). She is Director of MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) and leads the Sustainable Design Group at the Martin Centre: Sustainable buildings and cities, Department of Architecture. Dr Bardhan is Director of Studies and Fellow in Architecture at Selwyn College in Cambridge. Bardhan Chairs the Equality Diversity Inclusivity Committee at the Department of Architecture and History of Arts and is strongly committed to and is an ardent advocate of the shared vision of equality, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in all spheres of her research and teaching. She believes that everyone benefits from strength in difference and that diversity is instrumental to success.

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Roodabeh Dehghani

PhD candidate, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, my thesis research is concerned with modes of governance of sexuality in contemporary Iran. My main research interests focus on female sexuality and its governance in the context of Iran over the past century especially after the mid 19th century.

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Roojin Habibi

Research Fellow & PhD Student, Global Strategy Lab, York University, Canada
Roojin Habibi is an international lawyer and a research fellow of the Global Strategy Lab (York University). As a law academic who bridges disciplines of international law, health law and human rights, her scholarly work examines the impact of transnational institutions, actors, and norms on global health equity and the realization of health as a human right. In 2022, Roojin was appointed to the WHO expert committee mandated to advise countries on proposed amendments to the 2005 International Health Regulations. She is among a five international law academics from around the world appointed to the committee.

Roojin has worked on health and human rights issues in government, non-governmental, and international organizations. She holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Award for her doctoral research at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and has a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa's French Common Law program, a specialization in transnational law from the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, and a Master’s of Science in Global Health from McMaster University. She is a Barrister and Solicitor in Good Standing with the Law Society of Ontario and is fluent in English, French, and Farsi.

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Ros Death

Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Bristol
Ros Death is a biogeochemical modeller who focusses on understanding the role in which ocean biogeochemical cycles are key to understanding the link between climate, ice sheets and the marine environment. Alongside this research she conducts pedagogic research into understanding the relationship students have with deadlines.

Death is a lecturer at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, since 2016. She completed her PhD in 2004 on investigating the impact of iceberg freshwater release and sediment contribution to the North Atlantic. In her research she uses models at different spatial and temporal scales, in combination with available datasets, to explore the complex processes that drive the interchange between atmospheric and marine carbon stores. In 2021, she was part of a hackathon where she was a co-leader of a theme on ‘The Biological Carbon Pump in CMIP6 models’.

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Rosa Freedman

Senior Lecturer (Law), University of Birmingham

Rosa Freedman joined Birmingham Law School in 2011 having previously taught Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Rosa has written articles on legal matters for national media and online blogs, and has provided research and expertise to a number of NGOs. Her first book, The United Nations Human Rights Council: an early assessment was published in March 2013 and her second book Failing to Protect: The UN and Politicisation of Human Rights was published in May 2014.

Rosa researches and writes on the United Nations and international human rights law. She is interested in the extent to which UN human rights bodies discharge their mandates and the intersection of international law and international. Rosa has a broader interest in the impact of politics, international relations, the media, and civil society both on the work and proceedings of international institutions and on states’ compliance with international human rights norms.

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Rosa M. Rodríguez-Izquierdo

Profesora Titular Dpto. Educación y Psicología Social, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Doctora en Educación (Universidad de Sevilla). Maestría en Enseñanza en la Educación Superior. Actualmente es profesora titular en la Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, España). Ha trabajado anteriormente para la Universidad Autónoma (Madrid, España) y el Centro Cardenal Spínola (Adscrito a la Universidad de Sevilla). Ha sido profesora visitante como becaria Fullbright en Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), en el Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad de Harvard, en Australia (Universidad de Sídney, Universidad de Melbourne y Universidad de Brisbane) y en varias universidades europeas y latinoamericanas. Es Fellow del Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) en Harvard desde 2005.
Su trabajo se ha centrado en la educación/ciudadanía intercultural/inclusiva, las actitudes de docentes hacia la diversidad cultural/lingüística, las prácticas culturalmente relevantes y la relación entre migraciones y educación. En innovación docente y didáctica en la educación superior ha estado particularmente atenta a la evolución del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) participando en proyectos de investigación que evalúan el impacto de las experiencias piloto y en los últimos años ha trabajo sobre el impacto del Aprendizaje Servicio como metodología para impulsar un modelo de universidad comprometida.
Sobre estos temas he publicado 50 artículos y 24 capítulos de libros en obras colectivas y un libro coordinado y he presentado más de 70 trabajos en congresos de carácter internacional y nacional.
Cuenta con tres sexenios de investigación evaluados por la CNEAI. Último en vigor del periodo 2011-2018.
Ha participado en cinco proyectos I+D+i y tres proyectos internacionales. En la actualidad es IP de dos de ellos:
- Promoting inclusion to combat early school leaving (PICELS) (2019-1-ES01-KA201-065362) financiado por la Comisión Europea a través del programa Erasmus+. (2019-2021)
- Breaking barriers and building bridges (B4). Strengthening active citizenship competences and civic engagement skills among young adults with intellectual disabilities (020-1-ES01-KA204-081996) financiado por la Comisión Europea a través del programa Erasmus+ (2020-2022).
Entre las últimas publicaciones caben destacar las siguientes:
- Rodríguez-Izquierdo, R. M. (2020) (en prensa). Monolingual ideologies of Andalusian teachers in the multilingual schools’ context. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
- Rodríguez-Izquierdo, R. M., González-Falcón, I., & Goenechea Permisán, C. (2020). Teacher beliefs and approaches to linguistic diversity. Spanish as a second language in the inclusion of immigrant students. Teaching and Teacher Education, 90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103035
- González-Faraco, J. C.; González-Falcón, I. y Rodríguez-Izquierdo, R. M. (2020). Políticas inter-culturales en la escuela: significados, disonancias y paradojas/Inter-cultural policies at school: meanings, dissonances and paradoxes. Revista de Educación, 387. Enero-Marzo, 67-88. DOI: 10.4438/1988-592X-RE-2020-387-438. http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/dam/jcr:b9b4400e-ea7c-407c-875a-0f2d52169873/04gonzalezesp-ingl.pdf
- Rodríguez-Izquierdo, R. M. (2020). Service learning and academic commitment in Higher Education. Revista de Psicodidáctica, 25(1), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psicod.2019.09.001

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Rosalie Hocking

Swinburne University of Technology
I am an Associate Professor of Chemistry. I am expert in materials characterisation. My work spans understanding electrolyser systems for commodity chemical manufacture through to the development of cheap accessible sensors for building materials.

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Rosalind Shorrocks

Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester
I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. My research interests are in electoral politics, political behaviour, and social attitudes in Britain and comparative perspective. I am particularly interested in the effects of gender, generation, and socialisation on vote choice and public opinion. Previous research has focused on generational change in gender gaps in Britain, change in attitudes towards gender equality, and attitudes towards the EU.

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Rosalind Skelton

SALT Astronomer and Head of Research at the South African Astronomical Observatory, National Research Foundation
I am based at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), where I am head of research and a support astronomer for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). I completed my PhD within the field of galaxy formation and evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (University of Heidelberg) in 2010 and then took up a postdoctoral research position at Yale University. Upon my return to South Africa in 2013 I held a Professional Development Programme postdoctoral fellowship at the SAAO, and then became a member of the SALT team in 2016. I have close links with the University of Cape Town, where I lecture for the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme and supervise students at all levels. My group investigates galaxy formation processes and interactions in different environments, from the formation of low surface brightness galaxies to the most massive galaxies and large-scale structures in the universe.

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Rosario Aguilar

Senior Lecturer: Comparative Politics, Newcastle University
I am a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics focused on comparative political behaviour, survey, and experimental research. I am also the Politics Postgraduate Research co-Director (with Dr Terri Teo).

I have been involved in large survey projects like the Mexican National Elections Study that is part of the Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems. I am a member of the Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública's editorial board and Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Evidence and Governance in Politics network (EGAP)

I am interested in supervising postgraduate research students in the area of political psychology focused on electoral behaviour, campaign communication, electoral polls, emotions, prejudice.

My research looks at the interaction of prejudice and context on people’s political behaviour. For example, using experimental methods I have looked at the influence of candidates and voters' racial appearance (phenotypes) as well as gender on voters' preferences in Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S.A. I have also looked at the effect of party labels in Mexico and Uganda. I have analyzed the role of emotions as moderators of political judgment in Hungary.

I am also working in projects related to survey and experimental methods. I am interested in investigated the factors that affect the level of accuracy in pre-electoral polls across different contexts. Currently I am developing a project on motivated reasoning in the UK with Dr Michael Traugott.

I also enjoy teaching. I have previously taught different courses: 1) Introduction to Comparative Politics; 2) Psychological Processes of Racial Prejudice in the U.S.A.; 3) Construction of Mexico's National Identity and Racial Ideology; 4) Public Opinion and Political Behavior; and 5) Political Psychology and Experimental Methods.

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Rose Leke

Professor of Immunology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Université de Yaounde 1
Emeritus Professor Rose Gana Fomban Leke is a professor of immunology and parasitology and fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, the African Academy of Science and The World Academy of Science. Until March 2013, she was head of department at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, and Director of the Biotechnology Centre. She served as chair of the board of directors of the National Medical Research Institute and vice-president of the Scientific Committee of Cameroon First Lady’s Research Centre. She was invited as the 2014 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecturer at the University of Ghana and awarded an honorary DSc.

In 2011, she was one of six women who received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award for Women and received the 2012 award for Excellence in Science from the Cameroon Professional Society. She was elected international honorary fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2015. She is a member of the Canada Gairdner Foundation Global Health Award advisory committee.

She was elected one of nine women as Heroine of Health 2018 and celebrated in Geneva on 20 May 2018 in the presence of the director-general of the World Health Organization, the regional director WHO/AFRO, and the Cameroon minister of health.

On November 23, 2018, she was crowned by the Cameroon Medical Council as Queen Mother of the Cameroonian medical community.

She has served as executive director of the Cameroon Coalition against Malaria and chair of the Multilateral Initiative in Malaria Secretariat.

She was president of the Federation of African Immunological Societies and a council member of the International Union of Immunological Societies for two terms.

She has served and still serves as a consultant on many committees for the World Health Organization: the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee, the Malaria Elimination Oversight Committee, the African Regional Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis and the Global Certification Commission. She has been a member and chair of the African Advisory Committee for Health Research, a member of the Global ACHR, a board member of the Global Forum for Health Research, and since 2013 serves on the WHO Emergency Committee for Polio Eradication.

Rose has also served as vice-chair of the Technical Evaluation Reference group of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and was awarded a Plaque of Honour. She was chair of the DSMB Azithromycin-chloroquine, and was a member of the scientific advisory group for Ebola vaccine trials in Guinea.

Her research has focused on immunology of parasitic infections, particularly malaria. She has a keen interest in global health and health systems strengthening and is very effective in training the next generation of scientists. The HIGHER Women Consortium Cameroon, a mentoring programme, is one of her initiatives.

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Rosemary Wilson

Associate Director/Associate Professor of Nursing, Queen's University, Ontario
I am a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class/Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor at Queen's University. My research is focused on pain care and knowledge translation.
My ORCID is https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3262-243X

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Rosie Nelson

Lecturer in Gender, University of Bristol
I am a sociologist of sexuality and gender. In practice, I am concerned with LGBTQ+ sexualities, trans and non binary identities, qualitative methodologies and health inequalities broadly defined.

My research focus on LGBTQ+ identities, mental health, and gender theory.

From 2010-2014 I attended Colorado College where I graduated with a BA Hons in History and Feminist and Gender Studies. From 2014-2016 I completed a partime MRes in Security, Conflict and Justice at the University of Bristol. From 2016-2019 I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Bristol, which focused on bisexual people's identities and experiences of love, gender, and family. My PhD thesis was awarded the 2021 Hilary Hartley prize for best departmental thesis.

Since completing my PhD, I have been hired as a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies for 2020-2021. I also worked as a Research Associate at Lancaster University (2020-2021) where I am involved with the CLASS: Creating LGBT+ Affirming School Environments project, where we are conducting a realist evaluation of anti-homophobic/transphobic/biphobic bullying interventions.

Since autumn 2021, I have been acting as a Lecturer in Gender at the University of Bristol.

I have two current projects. The first of which is writing a monograph based on my recent PhD thesis which explored bi+ people's experiences of sexual identity, gender identity, and romantic relationships. I am also researching further ethical considerations related to conducting research using qualitative research methods.

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Rosie Shrout

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
I joined Purdue University’s Human Development and Family Studies Department in Fall 2021. I earned my PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and completed a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ohio State University’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. As a social-health psychologist with specialized training in psychoneuroimmunology and quantitative methods, I study how couples’ stress affects their relationships and health. My work focuses on the underlying psychological, behavioral, and biological pathways connecting stress to people’s own and their partners’ relational and physical health across adulthood and later life.

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Rosie Young

PhD Candidate, Gut Microbes in Health and Disease, Quadram Institute
Throughout my undergraduate studies I undertook several research placements and online courses, developing my skills and knowledge in areas of interest: neurology, nutrition and molecular biology. At the same time, I completed my year in industry within a separate field, looking at the potential of plant biomass within industrial settings. Each venture has built upon my skill set and guided by next career choices. Having graduated with a First class (hons) BSc in Biology at Aberystwyth University, I was also awarded the best performance in biology and went on to successfully secure a postgraduate studentship at the Quadram Institute.

I am currently working as a PhD student under the direction of the Carding Research group on a project centred around the effect of stressors on human performance (cognitive and physical), as mediated by changes in the gut microbiome, encompassing my interests.

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Rosie C Harper

Clinical academic PhD candidate, Bournemouth University
Rosie Harper is a clinical academic PhD student at Bournemouth University. She was awarded the match-funded PhD Studentship with the NIHR in 2021. Rosie works as a specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at University Hospitals Dorset. Her research interests include pelvic floor muscle training, women's health, digital technology, long-term conditions and behaviour change.

Research
I am currently conducting a research study examining the use of digital 'nudges' to motivate postpartum women to do pelvic floor muscle training

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Rosimeire Araújo Silva

Pesquisadora no Programa da Dinâmica Ambiental, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)
Graduada em Física pela Universidade Federal do Amazonas e em Análise e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas com Especialização em Ciências de Dados. Mestrado e Doutorado em Geociências com ênfase em interações oceano-atmosfera no clima e ambiente amazônico. Tem experiência na área de Climatologia, Variabilidade Climática, Eventos extremos, Modelagem Climática, Análise Exploratória de Longas Séries de Dados, Larga Escala, Aspectos multi-escalares de tempo e clima, Técnicas de Machine Learning e Inteligência Artificial para dados do clima e ambiente. Atualmente é bolsista pelo pelo Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia atuando como pesquisadora no Programa da Dinâmica Ambiental - AGROECO do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA).

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Rosina Watson

Associate Professor of Sustainability

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Roslyn Russell

Professor Roslyn Russell is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University. Roslyn holds a PhD in Business and a Masters in Public Policy and Management.

Roslyn has been researching in the area of financial literacy and financial inclusion over the last 10 years. Roslyn works closely with the Australian Government, the financial and community sectors seeking to improve the financial well-being of Australians. Roslyn's research in recent years has focused on the factors influencing the financial decision-making of women. Much of Roslyn's research has been conducting evaluations of microfinance programs including Australia's leading financial literacy programs, Saver Plus and MoneyMinded.

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Ross Corkrey

Adjunct Senior Researcher in Biostatistics, University of Tasmania

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Ross Guest

Ross Guest is a Professor of Economics, and Dean (Learning and Teaching), in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and a National Senior Teaching Fellow with the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Before joining Griffith University in 1998 he spent 8 years at Monash University in Melbourne where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1997. He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Higher Education from Griffith University.
His current research programme is concerned mainly with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other regions of the world. He has published articles on this and related topics in, for example, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, The Economic Record, The Review of Development Economics, The Journal of Policy Modelling, Oxford Economic Papers, The Singapore Economic Review, The Journal of Asian Economics, and Economic Modelling. He has received 4 ‘Discovery Grants’ from the Australian Research Council, as 1st Chief Investigator, to support this work. He was an invited participant at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit in 2008 on the basis of his work on population economics.
His teaching in recent years has been primarily in public economics at Griffith University and for ANZSOG in their Executive Master of Public Administration where he is a Subject Leader for Australia and New Zealand. He is Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education, and co-author with Stiglitz et al. of Principles of Economics, First Australian Edition.

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Ross Lawrenson

Professor of Population Health, University of Waikato
Qualified in London and trained as a general practitioner in the UK.
Emigrated to New Zealand in 1983 and worked for 5 years as a GP in Wairoa before moving to the Waikato and training in public health (University of Otago Diploma Community Medicine)
Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health 1994
1995 returned to the UK as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, which then merged with Imperial College. MD London University 1997

1998 moved to University of Surrey and in 2000 became Dean of the Postgraduate Medical School
Elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners
2005 returned to New Zealand as Professor of Primary Care with the University of Auckland and Assistant Dean of the Waikato Clinical School
Moved to the University of Waikato in 2016

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Rossana Ruggeri

Research Fellow in Cosmology, The University of Queensland
I am a Cosmologist studying the properties of the Universe on the largest scales.

By mapping the positions of millions of galaxies, I investigate the unknown physics of the dark energy which drives the evolution of the Universe today, and the physics just after the Big Bang, when the ripples which grew under gravity to become galaxies were created.

I am actively participating in the key experiments designed to understand dark energy and gravity. I am co-chair of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) lensing working group, and an active member of the Vera Rubin Observatory (LSST) and the Dark Energy Survey (DES). In the past, I had led science with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, one of the major quests of contemporary physics that has spurred advancement in answering a range of fundamental questions about the origins of the universe.

I am passionate about communicating top-level research ideas to audiences outside our immediate academic sub-community. I have experience on a variety of media, including radio, public talks and lectures to local schools, science festivals and amateur astronomy groups, outreach activities at Stargazing Live events, as well as through written pieces.

I am an advocate for making STEM field accessible to everyone. During my career, I took part into different initiatives aiming to reduce structural barriers faced by different minorities in academia and inspire the next generation of STEM careers. I am part of the Women in Science Association with the aim to foster a community for young women in STEM, within and beyond the academic community. I worked and volunteered at N.G.O. centres, in Italy and Australia supporting young students to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty and other conditions.

Since 2021 I am on the Early Career Chapter committee for the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) to promote and assist the career development of early and mid-career researchers in the Australian astronomy community. I am also part of the Wellbeing Ambassador program at the University of Queensland, with the aim of contributing to creating a safe and healthy space for staff and students.

I am a Cosmologist studying the properties of the Universe on the largest scales.

By mapping the positions of millions of galaxies, I investigate the unknown physics of the dark energy which drives the evolution of the Universe today, and the physics just after the Big Bang, when the ripples which grew under gravity to become galaxies were created.

I am actively participating in the key experiments designed to understand dark energy and gravity. I am co-chair of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) lensing working group, and an active member of the Vera Rubin Observatory (LSST) and the Dark Energy Survey (DES). In the past, I had led science with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, one of the major quests of contemporary physics that has spurred advancement in answering a range of fundamental questions about the origins of the universe.

I am passionate about communicating top-level research ideas to audiences outside our immediate academic sub-community. I have experience on a variety of media, including radio, public talks and lectures to local schools, science festivals and amateur astronomy groups, outreach activities at Stargazing Live events, as well as through written pieces.

I am an advocate for making STEM field accessible to everyone. During my career, I took part into different initiatives aiming to reduce structural barriers faced by different minorities in academia and inspire the next generation of STEM careers. I am part of the Women in Science Association with the aim to foster a community for young women in STEM, within and beyond the academic community. I worked and volunteered at N.G.O. centres, in Italy and Australia supporting young students to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty and other conditions.

Since 2021 I am on the Early Career Chapter committee for the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) to promote and assist the career development of early and mid-career researchers in the Australian astronomy community. I am also part of the Wellbeing Ambassador program at the University of Queensland, with the aim of contributing to creating a safe and healthy space for staff and students.

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Rotem Perach

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Westminster
Dr Rotem Perach is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster. He is interested in applied social psychology including topics relating to collective resilience, misinformation, public health messaging, and facemasks. Rotem received his PhD from the University of Kent, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Sussex, and University of Westminster.

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Rounaq Nayak

Lecturer in Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, Bournemouth University
I am passionate about exploring the reciprocal relationship between organizations and local communities, analysing their mutual influence, and studying the sustainability implications. As a human factors specialist and a human geographer, I have worked on projects in agri-food and healthcare sectors, prioritizing a people-centred approach to service improvement. My research interest lies in enhancing the resilience of the global agri-food system to challenges like food poverty, forced labour, and carbon trading by adopting a systems approach. I aim to optimize systems, promote transparency, build community resilience, and evaluate technological innovations using a human factors lens. Through service improvement projects, I have generated reports contributing to sustainable transformations in the agri-food sector and charities

I hold Fellowships with the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Higher Education Academy. My educational background includes a BEng in Biotechnology, an MSc in Food Safety and Management, and a PhD in Human Factors and Sustainability. Prior to BU, I have worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, the NHS, and as an academic at Harper Adams University.

So whether you want to know more about my research or would like to collaborate on a service improvement project, feel free to get in touch.

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Rowena Ball

Associate professor, Australian National University

I am an applied mathematician and physical chemist.

Currently I am working on the origin of life in the primordial soup! Another current interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientific and engineering heritage.

As an experienced thermodynamicist I am concerned about the widespread misunderstanding of thermodynamics, particularly of the second law and the concept of entropy, among people who are otherwise scientifically literate. If you do not have good working knowledge of the fundamentals of thermodynamics – specifically the Maxwell relations and their Legendre transforms – then it is better not to mention entropy or the second law in your articles, because you will most likely get it hopelessly, even ridiculously, wrong.

Currently in my research I am working collaboratively on new high efficiency systems for separating carbon from fuels and flue gases.

A spinoff is that I have elucidated the oscillatory thermal instability that led to the Bhopal disaster and initiates explosion of peroxide bombs used by terrorists.

My research expertise in reactive thermal runaway and thermal explosions is also motivated by process safety. Serious and fatal thermal runaway incidents are quite common in chemical plants in Asia and in developing nations, although they are rarely reported in the Western press. (E.g, see http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-19/hyderabad/29904559_1_kalpana-explosion-ketone.)

Most such incidents are preventable, but crucial knowledge that was made good use of by chemical engineers from the 1950s through the 1970s evidently never was learned in some relevant quarters. Ignorance is dangerous.

Recently I came across two papers in the refereed literature claiming to determine thermal runaway criteria for processes used to manufacture two types of explosives, which I read with horror and disbelief.

The authors prescribed operating criteria that they claimed are "safe" from thermal runaway, without carrying out ANY stability analysis. But there is a vicious oscillatory thermal instability in these systems, as an elementary stability analysis shows. Plant operators using their guidelines would be in for a nasty surprise - that is, if they survived. Due to their ignorance these authors' thermal 'safety' criteria are incorrect and dangerous.

This does not reflect well on the journals that published these two papers. Why were the serious shortcomings not picked up by referees?

In general science as fatally (literally) flawed as that in these two papers should not be left unchallenged but where real safety is involved and it puts human lives at risk one is morally obliged to correct it in the refereed literature. Our paper on this may be downloaded at http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.5550, it is published as: Ball, R., Gray, B.F., Thermal instability and runaway criteria: The dangers of disregarding dynamics. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (2012),
http://dx.doi.org/10.10/j.psep.2012.05.008.

On another front, I am researching the role of fire in sequestering CO2.

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Rowena Naidoo

Associate Professor in Sport Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Rowena Naidoo is an Associate Professor/biokineticist in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise, and Leisure Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership (DRILL) fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2020, Prof Naidoo led the development and writing of two international policy briefs specifically on physical activity and health for children and adolescents during COVID-19 and Beyond. She is also a founding executive member of the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. More recently, Prof Naidoo has been appointed as the Partnerships Director for the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Physical Activity Consultant.

Prof Naidoo is currently a “Clean Sport Educator”, part of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, and is the recipient of the World Anti-Doping Association Social Science research grant to develop an innovative anti-doping program for adolescents.

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Roxanne Dault

Roxanne Dault specializes in patient-oriented research and in knowledge transfer. She coordinates CLARET, a research project that looks at how citizens can give consent to the use of their health data for research purposes. She wants to help improve health care and build a fair and efficient health system where citizens play a central role.

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Roxanne Prichard

Professor of Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Prof. J. Roxanne Prichard is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She studies sleep health in college students as it relates to performance, mental health and retention. Her scholarship has been cited in the New York Times, Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, and The 1A radio program. She served on the NCAA Taskforce for Sleep and Wellbeing and her TEDx talk "Addressing Our Children's Sleep Debt" was featured on the Transforming Education series. She regularly consults with college athletics programs and other organizations to help people harness the power of sleep for improved health and performance.

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